Stories for April 2018

Stories for April 2018


Monday, April 30

Commentary: Helping To Examine School Safety

‘Rebellion in the Heartland’

A Pipeline Playwrights’ stage reading on April 30 at MetroStage.

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JROTC Cadets Honored in Alexandria

SAR also recognizes Viebranz, first responders.

Saturday, April 28

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Veterans Fishing Adventure Expanding Helping Role

VFA leaders receive Search and Rescue training.

Friday, April 27

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MVUC Greenhouse Opens with Native Plants and More in Mount Vernon

Variety of herbs, garden plants, and flowers at historic greenhouse on Mason Hill.

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Timely Return of ‘Harvey’ in Alexandria

Classic story centers on an invisible 6-and-a-half-foot tall rabbit.

Wednesday, April 25

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Camps & Schools: Affording Summer Camp

For families with a limited budget, paying for camp can be a challenge.

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Running From Estate to City

Runners pace themselves at GW Parkway Classic Ten Miler.

Tuesday, April 24

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Honoring the Past; Focused on the Future

FACETS celebrates 30th annual “Opening Doors” Benefit Breakfast.

Commentary: Supporting Health of all Virginians

Proposed Fairfax County Budget Hit All the Right Notes

Monday, April 23

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Celebrating Earth Day in Tysons

Commentary: Affordable Housing in U.S. 1’s Future

Commentary: Finishing State Legislature’s Work

Commentary: Fully Fund Human Services

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Fairfax County Park Cleanup

More than 600 people volunteered for the Fairfax Parks cleanup event on April 7.

Saturday, April 21

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Alexandria Potomac Little League Steps Up to the Plate

League begins new season.

Friday, April 20

Mount Vernon Home Sales: March, 2018

In March, 2018, 111 homes sold between $902,600-$125,000 in the Mount Vernon area.

Mount Vernon Home Sales: March, 2018

Wednesday, April 18

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Teaching Lessons in Money Management

April is Financial Literacy Month.

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Two Sides to Two and a Half Cents in Fairfax County

Supervisors to vote on proposed budget, possible real estate tax increase on May 1.

Monday, April 16

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Commentary: Mount Vernon State of the Station

Commentary: Returning for ‘Veto Session’

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‘I Did It My Way in Yiddish (in English)’ in Alexandria

MetroStage presents Jewish comic, musician and writer Deb Filler.

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‘Swimming Up the Sun’ in Alexandria

A Pipeline Playwrights’ stage reading on April 16 at MetroStage.

Saturday, April 14

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What Next in Mount Vernon?

Meeting elicits ideas for Original Mount Vernon High School Redevelopment Project.

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From Mount Vernon to Key West on a Bicycle

One man’s solo adventure.

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Mount Vernon Government Center Goes Native

Learning landscaping.

Friday, April 13

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Paying Tribute to Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Mount Vernon

Recommitting to oppose racism.

Tuesday, April 10

Opinion: Editorial: Expansion of Health Care in Virginia?

After years of hoping, it’s possible Medicaid expansion will come on April 11; say a prayer.

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Spring in Bloom

Preparing and planning a colorful warm-weather garden.

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Using Computers in Arlington to Help Stop Human Trafficking

Hackathon to focus on collaborative solutions.

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Puppets, Petting Zoo, Music, Food Trucks in Chantilly

Springfest comes to Sully Historic Site

Confusion, Anger, Agenda Difficulties in Fairfax County

Public safety committee meeting focuses on ICE, without ICE at the table.

Monday, April 9

Embark Planning Process Highlights SFDC’s Role

Commentary: Marking 50th Anniversary of Dr. King’s Death

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‘Run the George’ from Mount Vernon to Alexandria

Register for 34th Annual George Washington Parkway Classic.

Commentary: State Fails, Time for Local Action

Friday, April 6

Wednesday, April 4

Too Late for a Flu Shot?

Flu season may continue longer than usual this year.

Tuesday, April 3

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Canines Trained for Rope Operations

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Major Renovation Begins at Culpepper Garden of Arlington

Apartments to gain senior-needed amenities.

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Sunrise Chefs in Head-to-Head Competition

Event demonstrates healthy from-scratch cooking with seasonal ingredients.

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One-Level Master Suite Enables Aging-in-Place

Solution addresses long-term needs arising from spouse's stroke.

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Never Too Early to Prepare for Senior Olympics

New this year: canasta, croquet and beach ball wallyball.

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‘Collect for Kids’ Seeks Help

Donations and help from organizations is requested.

Monday, April 2

Commentary: One Major Hurdle Cleared

Several more to go in Richmond Highway revitalization.

Commentary: Embark Ushers in a New Phase for U.S. 1